By Jennifer Brinker and Joseph Kenny | email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Most of us are fortunate enough to have our basic needs met. Food, clothing and housing are essentials that generally are easy to come by; but for thousands in the archdiocese, the reality is much different.
Through the Annual Catholic Appeal, Catholics are called to build the Church through their generous support, which makes possible thousands of miracles in the lives of those the Church serves every day.
By Jennifer Brinker | email@example.com | twitter: @jenniferbrinker
Paul Coakley hadn't been feeling well in the fall of 2014. He saw a doctor in September, but nothing seemed out of the ordinary. At Thanksgiving he got a cold, and by December he began coughing up blood.
Two days before Christmas, a visit to a specialist reveled he had testicular cancer, which had metastasized to his lungs and other places in his body. Less than a month later, he died.
Ministry to deaf Catholics in the archdiocese is on the move -- and it's expanding.
The St. Louis Catholic Deaf Society is moving its home base to St. Richard Parish in Creve Coeur. The lay-founded organization, which was formed in 1941 to provide social outreach to the Catholic deaf community in St. Louis, made the move from St. Andrew Parish in Lemay because it was seeking a more central location in the St. Louis area, according to president Al Alvord.